Think of Venice and you don’t necessarily think of going to the beach, but Lido di Jesolo, the purpose-built beach resort on the Adriatic Coast is a haven for lovers of sun, sand and the seaside. It makes a great excursion from Venice and is a nice change to a day’s sightseeing in the city.
Introducing Lido di Jesolo
Originally a small town located near the northern end of the lagoon that makes up a huge part of the Veneto region, Jesolo is ideally located close to a pretty sandy seashore. When, in the early twentieth century, beach holidays became all the rage, Jesolo’s resources were there for the taking. Nowadays it is the Lido di Jesolo, the new town that grew along the sandy coast itself that attracts the visitors rather than the old town of Jesolo, which lies a few miles from the seaside.
Today Lido di Jesolo is concentrated on tourism and is very resort orientated. There are excellent services here and the shops, cafés and restaurants are all laid out for the convenience of visitors. Some may say that the atmosphere here is a little surreal and rather unlike other Italian towns but the resort is safe, organised and very clean. Lifeguards and first-aid points are easily accessible and there are plenty of car parks and access roads. The main street buzzes with shops selling all manner of beach attire and equipment and there are several lively cafes, ice cream shops and bars too.
During the evening the streets are pedestrianised, making this a very pleasant place for visitors to wander, eat, drink and shop late into the night. Because of its relative infancy in terms of an Italian town, there is little historic culture here but the town does make a great effort to organise events and attractions throughout the year.
Lido di Jesolo is a lovely place to visit if you want a break from Venice and kids especially will love the chance to swim, play and enjoy the seaside and aquariums.
How to Get to Lido di Jesolo
Venice has two airports and two main train stations and so is very accessible regardless of how you are travelling. You can also fly into Verona, which is only 130km away. If you arrive into the main airport serving Venice, however, you will be pleased to know that a transfer from Venice airport to Venice or Lido di Jesolo will take no time at all. Book with us here at Shuttle Direct and your Venice airport to Venice’s Lido di Jesolo transfer can be arranged in advance so your driver will be waiting for you on arrival to take you straight to your hotel.
We offer a competitive service, great prices, and an excellent staff that is reliable and professional, and you can organise yourself private or shared transfers depending on what you prefer. Book your transfer back to the airport for the end of your stay too and then you can really sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday.
Where to Stay
Hotel Silva – Offering a private beach with free loungers, deck chairs and umbrellas, Hotel Silva is a great budget option. With a decent restaurant and rooms that boast private bathroom, toiletries, ceiling fans and satellite TV, this hotel is comfortable and reliable. Rooms are designed with classic themes in mind and many have a balcony or sea views. A buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant and there is entertainment on the beach from Monday to Friday.
Hotel Astromare – A short stroll to its own beach, Hotel Astromare has three swimming pools and a rooftop hot tub. This is our choice for a mid budget accommodation option in Lido di Jesolo. Each room here has air conditioning and TV, private bathroom with hairdryer and shower and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served daily in a buffet style and there is a bar selling a range of drinks. Close to the local amenities, this hotel is a pleasant place to stay.
Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa – Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa is our choice of luxury in Lido di Jesolo. With an outdoor pool and a spa and wellness centre that has an indoor swimming pool, spa treatments, saunas and fitness suite this hotel is a real treat. Rooms have beachfront views and each one has a terrace, air conditioning, TV and kettle. Bathrooms have all of the expected facilities including a bidet. Breakfast includes cold cuts, cheeses, and sweet and savoury options and the à la carte restaurant serves food at lunch and dinner. If you are looking to treat yourself when staying in Lido di Jesolo, this is the place to do it.